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Galileo satellites meet
2014-08-18 14:54:29

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.

Copernicus Masters Competition: Revealing Humankind’s Footprint On Earth
2013-03-18 10:01:03

In its third year, the Copernicus Masters competition – previously known as the GMES Masters – opens once again. Submissions are now being accepted for the first challenge that asks participants to demonstrate how satellites show humans’ impact on our planet.

GMES Copernicus Program Funding Secured Through 2020
2013-02-19 11:31:55

Good news for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program’s EU funding through 2020.

Mapping Landslides In The Swiss Alps
2012-09-26 08:41:24

Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland.

Galileo Satellites Being Prepped For Launch
2012-09-10 14:00:35

The second pair of Galileo navigation satellites is being prepared for launch from Europe's Spaceport in October.

Fourth Galileo Satellite Now At French Guiana Launch Site
2012-08-21 09:40:50

The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn.

ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
2012-08-08 07:56:42

After traveling nearly 5,000 miles from Thales Alenia Space in Rome, Italy, the next Galileo navigation satellite arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana August 7 to begin preparations for an October launch into orbit.

The Importance Of Earth Observing Satellites
2012-07-17 04:35:53

Talks held at the recent biannual conference on mapping global risk ensured that leaders focused on the importance of Earth-observing satellites.

Trial By Vacuum Brings Next Galileo Satellites Closer To Launch
2012-06-14 13:35:08

The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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